Jan 20, 2013 6:00pm PST
that what we are celebrating is not the election or swearing in of a president, but what we are doing is celebrating each other and celebrating this incredible nation that we call home. after we celebrate, let's make sure to work as hard as we can to pass on an america that is worthy not only of our past but also of our future. god bless you guys. i love you. we will see you tomorrow. (applause) >> the president and the first lady the vice president, the second lady seeming chipper after his official swearing in earlier today. this party was a candlelight vigil. it's not exactly a vigil, it's more of a party. there are a lot of people in that room who paid a lot of money for this inauguration and prior to tonight to get barack obama re-elected. to get a flavor of what's going on in the room these are individual and corporate donors. to get tickets to this event if you were an individual if you wanted the washington package in addition to a couple seats to the parade or other items you had to donate 250,000 dollars if you were a corporation you had to donate a million. the packages wen
Jan 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
election year showdown where the president bypassed the senate and put three picks on the national labor relations board, using the recess appointments on january 4, 2012. power the white house continues to defend vociferously today. >> the decision is novel and unprecedented. it contradicts 150 years of practice by democratic and republican administrations. >> except republicans use pro forma sessions to make sure the senate was not really in recess when the president made appointments. g.o.p. senators today hailed the court decision as a mayor victory. >> i think he has been getting ready to exercise a lot of executive overreach. a lot of executive orders. and regulations. try to push the agenda that way. so this really comes at a very, very appropriate time i think. constitution. for the american people. >> white house officials down played it by saying this was just one court and up with case. suit brought by a family owned soft drink business in washington state. channeling the norb demand to enter into a collective bargaining agreement with the labor union. conservatives incyst the
Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
do this in a peaceful, orderly way. no mob, no coop, no insurrection. >> in the u.s., elections and inaugurations are the regular heartbeat of the nation. they have not emphasized the historical significance. they began the address with these words. >> we start today a celebration of freedom. >> the first president bush had the same theme calling it democracy's big day. >> a good place to talk as neighbors and friends. this is a day when the nation is made whole, differences are suspended. >> democrats and republicans side-by-side as they take an oath to uphold and defend the constitution swearing on the bible. others prefer family bible. on sunday he placed hand on the bible from the first lady family. today, he swore on lincoln's bible and that of martin luther king whose birthday is celebrated today. many believe that george washington added a phrase that is not in the official oath itself, saying so help me god. most other presidents chose to receive as president obama did today. >> the oath i have sworn before you today, like one recited by others in this capital, was an oa
Jan 24, 2013 3:00pm PST
believes since the re-election, the president has gotten more come bative. in the latest fox poll released shortly before the inauguration, 55% of voters said he has been more confrontationm toward congressional republicans. only 30% said he has been more bipartisan. >> i regret that i didn't hear one word from the president about it's time we all sat down and worked together. an addressed these issues that are confronting the nation. it is what it is. >> white house officials note the president tried for weeks to work out a budget deal with boehner. >> even though - wildly recognized to have been made in good faith and to have represented an effort to meet the republicans halfway, the republicans walked away. >> now boehner's aides note the president warned the speaker if he didn't agree to tax increases and a long-term hi ceiling, the president would campaign against him for the next two years, charging he caused another recession. which is why boehner's aides say anailiation is the right word. >> bret: ed henry live on the north lawn. thank you. what do republicans plan to do about it?
Jan 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
. thank you. democrats meeting here in washington re-elected florida congresswoman debbie waserman schultz as the chairwoman. teaming officials concern they will name the fundraising bundleer henry munoz iii of san antonio as the finance chair. officials in texas say three people were wounded in shooting at a community college north of houston. it happened at the north harris campus of the lone star college system. authorities say a fight between two people, one a stunt, led to gunfire. both were wounded and hospitalized. maintenance man was caught in the crossfire and wounded. fourth person was hospitalized. one report said that person may have suffered a heart attack. 40 years ago today, right for abortion was established with the roe v. wade case. shannon bream has more on where we are now. >> the issue of the roe v. wade opinion 40 years ago does little to settle the debate over abortion. pro-life advocates have tange their fight to the state level where the legislators across the country enacted numerous laws aimed to rolling back roe, sparking battles over required ultra sounds and r
Jan 28, 2013 3:00pm PST
mccain and schumer and everybody. because of the election. when the republicans lose 3 to 1 with hispanic voters who are only going to be a larger share of the electorate they have to do something different. they decide to drop the opposition to what used to be called amnesty. now john mccain and marco rubio say we have de facto amnesty now. we want to get people legal and do in a fair way to people waiting in line. there is not a line for people who have no family in the united states. you can't get in at all legally unless you have, unless you are a chain immigrant. i think politics are actually pretty good. i think it will be hard. opposition in the house. there are details that are unclear. how do you verify a border is secure? >> bret: commission that is nebulous. >> yes, but there are republicans and democrats working together on this. senate has excellent chance. >> instant legalization is not a detai >> true. >> to use the phrase get the back of the line. there are two lines. line for immigrant legally in the united states. line for green card to become a citizen. in
Jan 20, 2013 9:00pm PST
into the national check system. >> sean: when you said this, for example, we use armed guards to protect our elected politicians, our president, our mayors, our capital officials, money in a bank, hollywood stars, they hire bo dietl, right? we have courthouses and stadiums, office buildings and airports, they all have armed guards, right. >> sure. >> sean: why were people attacking, and suggesting maybe retired police officers or military be put in schools to prevent this from happening. >> it's ridiculous, they attacked me for opposing what doesn't work, one more gun law and attacked me for supporting what does work which is school security. what it really boils down to is the sanctimonious hypocrisy of the political and media elite in the country. most of their kids when they go to school they're protected by the police in the school and armed security. >> do they do that at colleges around the country. armed guards. we do and a third of the schools have security right now what president clinton proposed this years ago and yet, wayne says lets make people safe and they call me crazy, everything un
Jan 21, 2013 12:00am PST
as really engineered the republican takeover of the house back in the 1994 elections, speak to what you advise republicans to do in dealing with the president? because he's going to come out saying it's all the republicans fault they won't work with me. >> first of all shall every republican should take the two quotes you've given them tonight. post them on their website, every single house and senate republican and say i am very impressed with this earlier vision of barack obama. i think that he had it right. it's unpatriotic, it's immoral, it is wrong and therefore, i'm going to do my part and my role to make sure that we fix it. now, i would love to see every house republican go to the house right at the center of the capitol, in the rotunda, is a copy of the mag na carta, 1215, almost 800, 900 years ago, in 1215, the nobles said to the king, you cannot spend money that we don't approve raising and the king was in a weak position and said, yes. and all of the legislative branch rose out of that historic moment and the legislature has every right to say we're not going to pass and we'